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baseload, base load, baseload demand

Most commonly referred to as baseload demand, this is the minimum amount of power that a utility or distribution company must make available to its customers, or the amount of power required to meet minimum demands based on reasonable expectations of customer requirements. Baseload values typically vary from hour to hour in most commercial and industrial areas.

See also:

baseload supply, power, distribution, load, peak demand, peak supply, peaking capacity, off-peak/on-peak, capacity, load aggregation